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When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Jack Thornhill was discharged on 15 December 1945 in New Orleans. After being discharged, he went back to Alexandria [...
When Oran Harris' ship pulled into port in New Guinea, he walked ashore just to say he had been there. But he saw no...
On 6 August 1945, Gerald Abbenhaus was training with the 3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion north of Nuremburg, Germany. The...
John Laborde was assigned to General MacArthur's [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] advance echelon...
Having moored in the harbor at Nagasaki, Japan, Lauren Bruner and some shipmates [Annotator's Note: from the USS...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotator's Note: throughout Germany]. One time, they...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
William Epperson saw the concentration camp at Dachau while he was stationed in Munich. The first attempt had been...
John Laborde was in Yokohama, Japan for the surrender of the Japanese. His group was told the Japanese were going to...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
Robert Mayes knew the end of the war was impending when the Germans were trying to surrender to his unit [Annotator's...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Elmer Knudsen was deployed close to the Rhine River and was billeted in a private...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotator's Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
Wallace Jeffery was near the Buchenwald concentration camp when the war ended in Germany. The camp had been liberated...
Gerald Abbenhaus returned to the United States in July 1946. It was good that he was not able to come back right away...
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...
Joseph Medicine Crow walked all night after exiting the Liberty ship in France. They covered 25 miles the first night....
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
When the morning came, someone told Jack Houston that he 22nd [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator's Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...

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